Online Introduction to Communication

COM 100 - Introduction to Human Communication

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Overview

This course is designed to introduce you to the basic concepts of human communication, processes, and environments. This course surveys communication topics related to culture, identity, organizations, and relationships. By the end of this course, you should have a fuller understanding of appropriate and effective communication based on your knowledge of theoretical concepts and their application.

Course prerequisites and requirements

To be successful in this course, we recommend English language fluency and computer literacy. We also encourage you to make sure your laptop or desktop computer meets the technical requirements.

Knowledge of basic Excel functionality will be very helpful in setting you up for success in this course.

Quick facts

Next start date:

Jan. 11, 2022

Jun. 7, 2022

  • Credits: 3
  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Cost: $25 + $400

What you’ll learn

  • Define and describe the complex nature of communication.
  • Identify and describe the various contexts of communication study, including interpersonal, small group, organizations, public, and mass communication.
  • Explain the features of communication common to all contexts, including verbal and nonverbal.
  • Connect theoretical concepts of communication to everyday experiences.
  • Define key terms used by communication researchers and practitioners.
  • Describe the relationships between the discipline of communication and other academic areas of study.

What to expect in class

Video lectures, readings, writing assignments, discussions, live meetings with the instructor, quizzes, and a final exam.

Exams and grading

35%

Exit Quizzes (7)

15%

Reaction-Response (3)

15%

Situational Analysis (4)

35%

Final Exam

Transcript

This course appears on your transcript identically to how it appears on the transcript of an enrolled ASU student who has taken the course on one of ASU’s campuses.

This course satisfies 3 credit hours toward the Social-Behavioral Sciences (SB) General Studies requirement at Arizona State University. It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring your credit.

Faculty and course staff

Frederick C.

Frederick C.

Corey

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education,

Office of University Provost

Arizona State University

Alexis

Alexis

Valianos

Instructor

Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

Arizona State University

Terrie

Terrie

Wong

Lecturer,

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Arizona State University

J. Macgregor

J. Macgregor

Wise

Professor,

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Arizona State University

Manuel G.

Manuel G.

Avilés-Santiago

Associate Professor,

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Arizona State University

Why take ASU Universal Learner Courses

  1. Credit you receive is from a regionally accredited university
  2. Your credit is highly transferable
  3. You only pay the $400 course cost if you pass

Related degrees

Online BS Communication

Online BS Technical Communication

Online BA Mass Communication and Media Studies